Heavy Burdens

Many people find that at the ends of their lives they are prone to look back and question the merits of their actions. Often, this inventorying comes with regret.

One of the services a Death Doula provides is unburdening: it’s an invitation to the dying person to catalog and explore past actions, and their subsequent effects, through self-reflection and self-forgiveness.

Turning to a family member or a friend for unburdening often is only partially satisfying, as the underlying relationship tends to create censorship about the disclosures based on presumptions about how the disclosures are being heard given the undrelying relationship.

A Death Doula, invited into the space of the dying, not only has no bias but also is willing to carry the burden for the dying person.

If you are nearing the end of your life or love someone who is, unburdening with the measured guidance of a Death Doula can help you untether from the past so that you might move forward with curiosity about the next stage of your existence.

Please fee free to reach out: Jenna Brownson @ 978.760.0482

Published by Jenna Brownson

Early morning writer, mother to four, wife to one, recovering lawyer, End-of-Life Doula.

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